ESP - Quarterly Newsletter - Q1 2010
Environmental Service Professionals’ strategy in line with the efforts of the Obama Administration to create jobs, save energy and increase the health of Americans and their families
(NU) - Job insecurity and a falling real estate market have left many homeowners feeling unsettled and wary. But, in having your home annually inspected by a Certified Environmental Home Inspector (CEHI), you can give your home a much-needed advantage in a dismal housing market.

As the green movement becomes more widespread, more homebuyers will see “Healthy Green Living Certification” as an added incentive to buy. These inspections, created by Environmental Service Professionals (ESP), perform:

- Moisture and mold inspections.
- Energy audit inspections
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inspections
- 203-point standard home inspections
- Indoor air quality inspections

CEHIs also cover allergen screening, radon, lead testing and other environmental testing as requested by the homeowner. These inspections can find problems in the home before they necessitate more costly repairs. For example, a mold and moisture inspection can reveal wet or damp areas caused by roof leaks or cracked pipes, a problem that costs insurance companies $3 billion every year.
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ESP News
January 15, 2010 - The National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA) Announces the Launch of Their Web 2.0 Online Interactive Membership Directory. Web 2.0 Business Portals and Online Tools by SalesBook help thousands of NAREA Members Grow Their Businesses Online.
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Contact ESP
Environmental Service Professionals, Inc.
810 N. Farrell Dr.
Palm Springs, California 92262

Edward L. Torres, CEO
Telephone: 760.327.5284
Facsimile: 760.327.5630

Email: info@esvp.com

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Facts about Mold and Dampness
There is always some mold everywhere - in the air and on many surfaces. Molds have been on the Earth for millions of years. Mold grows where there is moisture.

Mold and Your Health
Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. These people should stay away from areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas.

In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.
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Is Your Home Making You Sick?
(NU) - Americans tend to view their homes as safe havens. What few people realize is that the air in their home can be more polluted than outdoor air, leading to health problems.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, people spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors. Due to extended exposure, indoor pollution might cause more health problems than outdoor pollution.
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